Brad's comments on the world of technology...

Java: COBOL of the '90s

I just have to say it. Is Java the COBOL of the 90's? I used to
hear people say they would only program in Visual C++ and nothing
else. They wanted to windows programming and nothing else. They
wanted to be Microsoft junkies. I had this vision of thousands of
out of work Visual C++ programmers standing on a street corner
hawking windows apps for pennies.

Now I am seeing the same thing with Java. Java this, Java that.
So many coffee metaphors. Too many coffee metaphors. Not enough
computer science or just plain engineering.

I fear that people will be only able to make cute little animations
jump across the screen and no one will be left who can actually
tell me how the machine actually works.

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